Brisbane City Council’s 2019 Green Heart Fair celebrated its 10th year by being even greener and more sustainable than ever.
Held at Chermside and Carindale, the fair saw more environmentally-friendly initiatives introduced this year to further reduce waste – including compostable serving ware, new waste stations, a completely solar-powered stage and a mug library for those who forgot their reusable coffee cups.
Green Heart Fair is Brisbane’s largest green living event, with 40,000 attendees treated to a range of activities, live entertainment and demonstrations by more than 120 exhibitors, community groups and experts.
The fair hosted an enviable line-up of eco-experts, including War on Waste’s Craig Reucassel and Treading My Own Path’s Lindsay Miles.
Celebrity chefs Dominique Rizzo and Georgia Barnes were joined by Sam and Rachel Thaiday to demonstrate easy ways to create low-waste family meals as part of the Love Food Hate Waste program.
Everything from growing your own food to building sustainable furniture was covered at more than 20 sustainable living talks. Biome Eco Stores held DIY beauty and skincare demonstrations, Mallow Sustainability covered composting tips and tricks, Bee One Third demonstrated how to keep bees at home, while Annette McFarlane shared her tips on planting native plants.
Zones for all
There were plenty of activities for little ones, with free PJ Masks and nature-play activities.
The Cleanaway Waste Zone, Rocky Point Grow Zone, Queensland Urban Utilities Water Zone, Energy Zone, Green Home Zone and Move for Less meant there was something for all ages.